Apply to Serve on a City Board

Appointments are made to boards and commissions every month as terms expire or as vacancies occur. It’s difficult to predict when there will be openings, as many terms are staggered and other vacancies occur on a periodic basis. As openings occur on boards and commissions, we feel fortunate to be able to draw upon the expertise and dedication of our citizens. Please be assured that your application will be considered and will remain on file for three years.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (515) 283-4209 or

Thank you for your interest in the City of Des Moines.

Printable Board Application Form

  • Contact Information
  • Employment Information
  • Additional Information
  • Are you a Des Moines resident?

  • Ward Map
  • Are you a registered voter?

  • Have you been previously employed by the City of Des Moines?

  • Have you have served on Any Board, Commission, or Committee?

  • Indicate up to 5 Board, Commission, or Committee's you would like to serve
  • Most board seats have no special requirement other than being a citizen of Des Moines. However, some seats require special criteria for members. - Please check all that apply:

  • Please Read Carefully
  • I hereby certify that this application is complete to the best of my knowledge and all information given is true and contains no misrepresentations.

    In accordance with the Iowa Code, Title XIII Commerce, Chapter 554D, Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, 554D.108, my typed signature below serves as my legal written signature for this electronic Employment Application.